Dubai Government offices support Small and Medium Enterprises with AED40 million worth contracts Published June 26th, 2011 - 06:09 GMT
Abdul Baset Al Janahi, CEO of Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment for Small and Medium Size Enterprises
This was announced by Ibtihal Naji, director of the Government Procurement Programme at Dubai SME at the annual forum for Government Procurement Programme members organised by Dubai SME, the agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED). The objective of the Forum was to strengthen dialogue and consultation on the latest developments related to dealing with government departments that support Dubai SME members by allocating the recommended five per cent of government purchases for small and medium enterprises in Dubai. Naji said: “Government departments contributed remarkably to promoting procurement through small and medium enterprises valued at AED40 million. This is a clear testament to the commitment of the public sector offices to support and drive the growth of SMEs. In turn, the SMEs have proved their reliability and dedication to providing the highest services in line with the standards set by the Government of Dubai.” She added that seven government departments provided contracts more than the prescribed five per cent, with some of them reaching 29 per cent of the total contracts. Among the leading government departments that supported SMEs through contracts included: Dubai Government Workshop, Dubai Police, Financial Audit Department, Dubai Courts, Public Prosecutor, General Administration of Civil Defense and Statistics Center of Dubai. The annual forum of the members of the Government Procurement Program witnessed tremendous interaction from the members who discussed the latest developments in the domestic market. They shared ideas on boosting mutual support and the challenges they faced. The members put forth many proposals and discussed the...
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